Back by popular demand is our season-opening U21+ Royal Slam. The Royal Slam is the first to offer our new expanded age category open to athletes max age 24 as of June 30, 2018. The goal is to give younger U21 teams the chance to play "up" to a higher skill level and allow teams with U21+ players the affordability and high-performance level of a Slam. We expect a balanced blend of new U21s and experienced U21+ teams and hope you enjoy this mutually beneficial competition.

RockTalksblk2.png"Embracing the Future of Curling," with George Karrys
September 7, 2018 - 8PM
KW Granite Club


Where is our sport going? Will it ever be possible to earn a living in curling? Self-proclaimed "Curling Guy", Olympian, and publisher of the internationally distributed The Curling News (print and digital), George Karrys has a few thoughts on the matter. With over 30 years competing and working in the sport, we can't think of anyone with a more accurate forecast of curling and all it will offer to curlers in the future.

This ROCKTalk offers insights into global trends from the Olympic level to recreational curling and how juniors can leverage their curling connections to build careers on and off the ice. Get practical tips on post-secondary and career choices that can complement your curling and find out how you can help shape the sport for tomorrow.

A native of Thornhill, Ontario, George Karrys has done just about everything in curling. As lead for Team Mike Harris, he won the Ontario junior title in 1986 and later a silver medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. Off the ice, he parlayed a journalism degree into ownership of The Curling News, broadcasting and media relations with the World Curling Federation and a consulting career with a variety of sport organizations, agencies, trades and others.

This ROCKTalk is free for your players and coach, $20 for all others. Click for extra tickets.




SEPTEMBER 7, 8, 9 2018

Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Club

This Slam attracts teams from Canada, the U.S. and international destinations.

  • Room for 15 women's & 15 men's teams

  • Four Game Guarantee

  • Prize Purse for top 8 (based on full field)

  • Free ROCKTalk for registered teams

  • Discounted accommodations. Details below

  • Top 2 teams each gender earn invitation to Junior Slam Series Player's Championship, March 29-31, 2019, Guelph, ONIMG_3062.JPG


Skip the Airbnb! Please make our host hotel your home base for the Royal Slam. The rate we negotiated for our teams is unbeatable. When your group stays at our host hotel, you support junior curling and our series.

Royal Slam teams stay for $129/night(+HST) at Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo, less than 6km from the KW Granite Club. A block of deluxe rooms with 2 Queen beds has been set aside Sep 6 to Sep 9 2018

Book by August 6 to get the Slam rate.

Reservations: 519-744-4141 or 1-877-408-6665. Ask for Group Code RYS




Fri, Sep. 7 - Sun, Sep. 9, 2018
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Canada/Eastern

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Kitchener Waterloo Granite Club
99 Seagram Dr
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3B6